Quote from Sven Giegold MEP
Tomorrow, October 16, marks one year since Daphne Caruana Galizia the prominent Maltese journalist was murdered. Sven Giegold, Greens/EFA Member of the Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance comments:
"Daphne Caruana Galizia paid the ultimate price for her fearless reporting into corruption and organised crime in Malta, which reached right to the very top of the island's elite. It is a stain on Malta that the people who organised her assassination have still not been caught. It is shameful that Daphne Caruana Galizia's name and reputation are still being dragged through the mud in Malta.
"The revelations by the Daphne Project consortium of journalists, covering her unfinished work, must be followed up by official investigations. It is intolerable that Minister Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, are still in office, even though strong evidence of corruption has been officially established and published. Malta must turn away from being a money laundering paradise into a fully functioning constitutional state.
"Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, must create a Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for investigative journalists. Those who make public what governments want to sweep under the rug deserve applause, recognition and protection."
Tomorrow (October 16), the International Federation of Journalists will hold a vigil to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia at 12.00 at the Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040, Brussels.
For more from the Daphne Project, see Forbidden Stories: https://forbiddenstories.org/